Gywnedd, PA Train Derails, Nov 1903
TWO PERSONS KILLED AND A HALF DOZEN OTHERS INJURED.
Philadelphia, Nov. 23. -- Two persons were killed and a half dozen others were injured late Saturday night in a wreck near Gywnedd, a short distance from this city on the Philadelphia & Reading railway. The dead are:
C. L. CUSTER, aged 57 years, a passenger who lived in this city.
HARRY RODERICK, of Doylestown, Pa., fireman of the wrecked train.
While the injuries to some of the passengers are serious all of them will recover.
The railroad officials believe the accident was due to a deliberate attempt at train wrecking. The train was a local one from Doylestown, and had just passed the station at Gywnedd when the engine jumped the track and went over an embankment, followed by one car. An investigation, the railroad officials say, showed that spikes had been drawn from a plate connecting the tracks and the rails had been spread apart.
Perrysburg Journal Ohio 1903-11-27